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October 30, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 10/25 to 10/31

This week: Alumni give back in the Badger State, the most popular dog names for 2020, and are you taking enough photos of your cat?

July 25, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 7/19 to 7/25

This week: Inaugural class at new veterinary school could get sent home come September, tracking baby turtles from the International Space Station, and would you like a lost-pet flyer with that pizza?

January 10, 2019

Study: Female veterinarians more prone to suicide

The numbers are grim. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), female veterinarians are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than members of the general population. And while female veterinarians account for two-thirds of US veterinarians, their suicide rate is more than twice that for male veterinarians.

March 19, 2018

Working together to cure cancer across species

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (AKC CHF) and the V Foundation for Cancer Research are collaborating to fund cancer research for dogs—research that shows a very real possibility of helping humans, too. It’s the very definition of comparative oncology.

January 23, 2018

Canine parvovirus 101

CPV emerged in the 1970s and is still a menace to unvaccinated dogs.The virus itself is small and nonenveloped, making it one of the most robust viruses affecting animals. Because of its environmental persistence, both indirect and direct contact can efficiently spread the virus.

November 16, 2017

Cannabis and companion animals

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and in Washington, DC. Legal for people, that is, not pets. As far as the medicinal benefits of marijuana for pets go, the jury is still out.

October 24, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 10/18 to 10/24

This week: Arizona greenlit for new veterinary college and testing on early detection of canine cancer. Plus, 1 woman, 1 van, and . . . 300 rats.

January 29, 2018

FDA ends nicotine study on primates after 4 monkeys die

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last Friday that they were ending a controversial experiment on nicotine addiction. The experiment involved having adolescent squirrel monkeys self-administer doses of nicotine until they were addicted so scientists could study the effects. The study began in 2014. By the summer of 2017, four of the test monkeys had died

February 12, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 2/7 to 2/13

This week: FDA approves new source for rescues, golden retrievers shut out of Westminster winner’s circle again , and Denver City Council says “yes” to pit bulls.

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